Health & Wellbeing Podcast #29
Pelvic floor tightness, pelvic floor dysfunction, or hypertonicity of the vagina is when the muscles of the pelvic floor are too tight. This can cause pelvic pain for women that just doesn’t seem to make sense. They might experience pain during intercourse (dyspareunia or vaginismus), pain in relation to going to the toilet (1s and 2s), IBS and period pain that doesn’t get better with other treatment. These issues can be due to a tightness in one of the muscles of the pelvic floor, something which a women’s physiotherapist is able to help with.
Most women are well aware that the muscles of the pelvic floor can get weak, but tightness of these muscles is something that hardly anyone knows is even an issue. I didn’t appreciate how much this can be a problem until I attended the Endometriosis symposium and learnt about the connection between tight pelvic floor muscles and chronic inflammatory conditions of the pelvis. Since then I have been in awe about how much this issue can affect women, but moreso how little awareness of this is out there. Learning about this issue was a light-bulb moment for me and I hope that this podcast can be as eye opening for you.
In this episode I chat with women’s physio Brooke Hile about all things related to pelvic hypertonicity.
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